The Complex of Theoretical Departments

The Theoretical Departments of the Second Faculty of Medicine are located on the Plzeňská Campus.

The faculty acquired these premises after the Velvet Revolution, until 1989 they served as a military training ground. The lower part of the campus belongs to the Czech Technical University and the upper part is owned by Charles University.

The building of the theoretical institutes, which was nicknamed “Earthworm” due to its shape and distinctive yellow staircase, replaced the original buildings in 2011. While walking through the building, you will come across the histological floor with two rest areas: one painted with eosinophilic colour, the other with hematoxylin colour – to promote study in a beautiful atmosphere.

In 2019, a new building of theoretical departments was opened, which follows on from the building from 2011. The faculty thus acquired its own Department of Anatomy. It has top equipment, among other things you will find 16 fixed autopsy tables, 12 spacious stainless steel vats with a lower outlet for conservation and storage of donor bodies, large-capacity cooling and freezing box for temporary storage of donor bodies, operating room equipped with two X-ray transparent adjustable operating beds for teaching clinical, surgical and applied anatomy, ultrasound with five probes for examination on the bodies of donors and volunteers, virtual autopsy table, audio-visual equipment of the entire autopsy tract, 3D printer for printing bones and educational models and modern facilities (showers, disinfection, filters).

Created: 15. 1. 2018 / Modified: 21. 5. 2021 / Responsible person: Mgr. Petr Andreas, Ph.D.